Saturday, December 29, 2007


i grieve

on december 27, 2007 as we all know benazir bhutto was assassinated. if i were to be truthful but at the risk of sounding impolite and callous , i'd say that she had it coming. everybody who follows pakistani politics at even cursory glance knows this. she had too many enemies and worst of all in my eyes she was seen as another western (read bush's) stooge. she was the hope of western world for paskistan, in truth not so much for democracy and all that but in reality as a tool to fight the west's real enemies, the so called muslim extremists and she had been very clear in all her campaigns and statements that sorting out this muslim extremist issue was one of her main agenda. and she paid the ultimate price for it.

but i had to say this. as much as i feel sad about this atrocity , if i were a pakistani, i DEFINITELY would not vote for her if she were still alive and not too unhappy that she is now out of the pakistan's political scene. Like some of you, i spent a considerable time switching from aljazeera to bbc to cnn back and forth transfixed by the scene and the unfolding event on the 27 Dec night (our malaysian time). and i can understand and feel the anger and sadness of her sympathizers .

so, i grieve for this sad death, the same as i also grieve even for the terrible way saddam was hanged (even though i despised him ). every death is a tragedy and by way of saying my condolence i'll end with this ....


I grieve

By Peter Gabriel

It was only one hour ago
It was all so different then
Theres nothing yet has really sunk in
Looks like it always did
This flesh and bone
Its just the way that you would tied in
Now theres no-one home

I grieve for you
You leave me
so hard to move on
Still loving whats gone
They say life carries on
Carries on and on and on and on

The news that truly shocks is the empty empty page
While the final rattle rocks its empty empty cage
And I cant handle this

I grieve for you
You leave me
Let it out and move on
Missing whats gone
They say life carries on
They say life carries on and on and on

Life carries on
In the people I meet
In everyone thats out on the street
In all the dogs and cats
In the flies and rats
In the rot and the rust
In the ashes and the dust
Life carries on and on and on and on
Life carries on and on and on

Its just the car that we ride in
A home we reside in
The face that we hide in
The way we are tied in
And life carries on and on and on and on
Life carries on and on and on

Did I dream this belief?
Or did I believe this dream?
Now I can find relief
I grieve

Every leader wanted to prove something, Anwar al Sadat, Martin Luther King Jr, Robert Kennedy.

The assassinated was something to do with President and Prime Minister crisis maybe. Hmmm. something fishy about Pervez Musharraf too.

Benazir said, ‘Democracy is the best revenge.’ So, good luck to his son.

More of Benazir words… "If the elections had been fair, free, and impartial, the Pakistan People's Party would have won on the basis of the development work we have done,….

One of her book seem interesting….

Benazir Bhutto (1988). The way out: Interviews, impressions, statements, and messages. Mahmood Publications.

fleurzsa ;-)
if she was alive and went on to win the election and became the prime minister of pakistan, it would be very BAD for pakistan...because she would just be sucking up to the US and britain...

although she was a brilliant and charismatic woman, she was not a true leader because she regarded britain as her betters and would always refer things to Britain (and US) as we had seen.

this is not a mark of a true leader.
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